Louisiana Restaurant Exploration

This is my food diary/restaurant reviews while I’m in Louisiana watching my cousins over the summer.

6/8/2013

Now that I’ve been transported to the Cajun land. I might as well sample some of the best cuisine that this fine state has to offer. Stay tuned for my Cajun adventure to begin. :)

6/10/2013  Lemon Grass in Bossier City, LA  3 out of 5 stars 

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai

Not exactly Cajun food, but the Shreveport/Bossier City area has a good variety of food places. Now being Asian I would say that I’m quite picky when it comes to Asian food. I enjoy Thai food for the spicy fragrant flavors that come from their most popular dishes. I decided to go traditional and I ordered the chicken Pad Thai (it didn’t hurt that it was also on lunch special $6.95). The sweet tea there was excellent, definitely better than regular sweet tea. When my noodles arrived, they looked delicious and piping hot. However, when I started to dig in I realized the temperature was the only thing hot about them. Personally, I would like more spice to be in my Pad Thai considering that’s the culture that the dish represents. All this being said, the flavor of the dish in its entirety wasn’t displeasing it just left me wanting a little bit more flavor. I give it a B+. Overall, this restaurant has a nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and pleasing dishes. If you are just looking for an inexpensive lunch spot, Lemongrass is the place for you.

Lemongrass on Urbanspoon

6/14/2013

Buttercups in Shreveport, LA: My Guilty Pleasure

6/19/2013

Danh’s Garden: Best Asian Food in Shreveport/Bossier LA (5 out of 5 stars) :).

6/23/2013

Good Eats Cafe is good but not great [Shreveport/Bossier] 3 out of 5 stars.

6/24/2013

Lunch at L’auberge Cafe (4.5 out of 5 stars) Lake Charles, LA.

6/24/2013

Steamboat Bill’s on the Lake: Best Catfish (5 out of 5 stars) Lake Charles, LA.

New Orleans

7/12/2013

Cafe Du Monde: All the hype was accurate [5 out of 5 stars].

7/13/2013

Prejean’s: Not worth the hype [2.5 out of 5 stars].

My time in Louisiana is coming to a close and although the summer is almost over my experience with Cajun food will continue even as my exploration ends.

8/2/2013

Pho Bowl: Authentic Asian food offers pleasant suprise [5/5 stars].

Another Broken Egg: Fanciest Eggs I’ve Ever Eaten [5/5 stars].

It has been an amazing summer. Louisiana is a great state filled with delicious cuisine. Thanks for reading this restaurant diary. Stay updated with future explorations in Knoxville, TN where I currently go to school by following my blog and checking out the home page.

 

Happy Eating!  <3

 

2 thoughts on “Louisiana Restaurant Exploration

  1. Regarding Lemon Grass…I also like spicy hot. I’ve been to Thailand many times so I do realize how hot and delicious their food is. However, most people around here including a lot of people who like to call themselves Cajun would scream if they were served a Thai dish authentically hot so most places tone the spice way down unless you let them know you want it real spicy. Lemon Grass understands when you tell them you want it ‘Thai hot’ and make it so. When I ordered their Chicken Pad Thai the server stopped back by after I had started eating it to make sure it was spicy enough for me. I also suggest trying their Combination Fried Rice, awesome flavor as with everything I have had there so for. Their Lettuce Wraps serving is humongous compared to what you get other places.

    • I guess having also tasted authentic Pad Thai makes me pretty biased. The restaurant does have good food, but I have tasted better. :) Thank you for the comment. All feedback is much appreciated.

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